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    The Weird Dept: MIDI controller built in a Sofa

    A German designer known as Seppoman has built a Midibox control system into a sofa.

    If two people are seated on the sofa, they can output three control values each - left and right buttock weight and how far the person is leaning back. The possibilities are endless. What a way to play samples. Pretty cheeky.

    For more info and pictures: http://69.56.171.55/~midibox/forum/index.php?topic=4901.0

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    Re: The Weird Dept: MIDI controller built in a Sofa

    ahhhh...schoenberg...
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    Re: The Weird Dept: MIDI controller built in a Sofa

    This is very funny... But I gotta tell you, some people truly do have a lot of time on their hands...

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    That's awesome! I hope one day to see a virtuoso sofa player.
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    Re: The Weird Dept: MIDI controller built in a Sofa

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    That's awesome! I hope one day to see a virtuoso sofa player.
    What sophistry!
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    Re: The Weird Dept: MIDI controller built in a Sofa

    Yeah, I guess it would be sofasticated . . .
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    Re: The Weird Dept: MIDI controller built in a Sofa

    that forum, and the linked site www.ucapps.de contains one of most beautiful do it yourself midi projects.
    there are schematics to build midicontroller, midicontroller that emulate mackie control surface, sequencers, FM synth, a synth based on the commodore 64 soundchip and much much more.
    i have three midiboxes at home... you can look at my creations at:

    http://69.56.171.55/~midibox/forum/i...p?topic=4846.0

    and in my site
    http://www.alchemystudio.it/Strument...uencer_en.html
    http://www.alchemystudio.it/Strumenti/SID_en.htm

    it was very fund and interesting to build them, but most important, cheaper that buy a commercial thing and all the midibox are full customizable at the user's needs! :-)

    (of course my controller work great with GPO!!)

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    Re: The Weird Dept: MIDI controller built in a Sofa

    Hey Bosone, thanks for that head's up, I really didn't look at the site, I just looked at the picture... Always good to know about resources like this... by the way, I really liked the music stand on top of the controller... I also still have my Commodore 64...

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    Re: The Weird Dept: MIDI controller built in a Sofa

    Does it work on "pocket change"?
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    Re: The Weird Dept: MIDI controller built in a Sofa

    starrlabs.com has a midi harp, albeit not as bizarre as a midi sofa.

    Then there are the midi glove controllers I've seen in music magazines (can't remember the company's name right now).
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